Stage 6: Épernay to Metz
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Mark Cavendish still looking for his 22 Stage win after Andre Griepel (Lotto) has won for two consecutive days. Today’s race will be the final chance for the sprinters to make their move as the Stage will soon hit the mountains after Stage 6. Perhaps a third-time lucky for the British cyclists Mark Cavendish (Sky) to finally get to draw level with Lance Armstrong and Andre Barrigade records.
Friday 6th July
Starting Point: Epernay
End Point: Metz
Epernay - Metz, 207.5km
Stage 6 of the Tour de France will remain in the plains once after three days of the same suit. This time the route will start from Epernay, after the riders checked into Saint-Quentin the day before, and ending Stage 6 at the city centre of Metz. Once again, this stage will be relative straight forward and the riders who have fallen behind can make up the time once again. The riders could seize their chances by evaluating the weather conditions which could work to some favours. Otherwise, breakaway from the daring riders will have to make their move before heading up the mountain passes in the next stage.
The champagne country of Epernay might gave some riders the positive effect of tasting victory at the finishing line of the Champs-Elysees, however, we are not there yet. This 207.5km will see some more sprinting before they get onto the only mountain passes of Stage 6 which is after 145km at Cote de Buxieres with a 2.7km climb. The riders should have it easy getting into the Metz city centre.
Odds for Stage 6 - Winner
|Andre Greipel||8/1|| 7/4
|Edvald Boasson Hagen||66/1||50/1
|Juan Jose Haedo||66/1||40/1
|Kenny Van Hummel||80/1||66/1
|Sebastien Hinault||300/1|| 150//1
|Jurgen Roelandts||500/1|| 150/1
At the Finish Line
Peter Sagan wins again. The Tour’s debutant has remarkably claimed his third win stage in Mets after finishing Stage 6 in 04h 37’. Despite LBT’s directeur sportif deciding for Andre Greipel not to take part in the sprint due to shoulder pain suffered from an earlier collision, Andre Greipel who won for two consecutive stages in the tour (4 and 5) managed to dash into the finish line to claim second place and trailing behind him was Matthew Goss (OGE). On the other hand, Mark Cavendish failed to clinch his 22nd Stage win in the Tour due to punctured.
Stage 6 Result
|1.||SAGAN P||LIQ||04h 37' 00''|
|2.||GREIPEL A.||LTB||00' 00''|
|3.||GOSS M.||OGE||00' 00''|
|4.||VAN HUMMEL K.||VCD||00' 00''|
|5.||HAEDO J.||STB||00' 00''|
|1.||CANCELLARA F.||RNT||29h 22' 36''|
|2.||WIGGINS B.||SKY||00' 07''|
|3.||CHAVANEL S.||OPQ||00' 07''|
|4.||VAN GARDEREN T.||BMC||00' 10''|
|5.||MENCHOV D.||KAT||00' 13''|
Check the final Stage Standing after the race.
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